Intravascular Imaging

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems used in the cath lab. These imaging modalities help with diagnostic decisions about how to treat atheroscolosis and help guide device placement and verification of stent apposition. The technology also is used to visualize in-stent restenosis.

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Technology | October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of...

Avinger Ocelot

News | September 03, 2013
September 3, 2013 — Avinger Inc. has received CE Mark approval for Pantheris – a system that combines directional...
OptiCross Boston Scientific Cath Lab IVUS
Technology | July 29, 2013
July 29, 2013 — The Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, CE...
InfraredX TVC Imaging System Clinical Study STEMI
Feature | July 24, 2013
July 24, 2013 — Infraredx Inc. announced the publication of key data supporting the ability of its TVC imaging system...
cath lab, SYNTAX, SCAI
Feature | July 03, 2013 | Dmitriy N. Feldman, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
The year 2013 has brought us several important clinical trials that have changed the way interventional cardiologists...
AngioLight System Intravascular Imagine China Animal Study
News | June 07, 2013
June 7, 2013 — AngioLight has successfully completed an initial animal study of the AngioLight System at Fu Wai...

The Ilumien Optis can reconstruct 3-D images on vessels and stent placements using OCT technology.

Feature | May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013 — St. Jude Medical gained CE mark approval of its Ilumien Optis percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
Toshiba, activation imaging, ACC, 2013

Toshiba's activation imaging wall motion tracking software uses a color-coding system to show where activation of contractions begins and ends during a heart beat, which may enable more optimal placement of CRT leads for more effective therapy.

Feature | March 28, 2013 | Dave Fornell
During the annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific sessions, the world’s largest cardiology show,...
Royal Philips Infraredx TVC Imaging System Allura Xper
Technology | March 11, 2013
March 11, 2013 — Philips Healthcare and Infraredx Inc. announced the availability of a new solution that enables...
Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc.  HD-IVUS FDA Clearance
Technology | February 11, 2013
February 11, 2013 — Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc. (SVMI) was granted 510(k) market clearance from the U.S....
Feature | February 04, 2013 | Dave Fornell
My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...
Blog | February 04, 2013
My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...
News | December 26, 2012
December 26, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in its ILUMIEN I clinical study. The...
News | December 07, 2012
December 7, 2012 — Volcano Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sync-Rx Ltd...
Avinger Ocelot OCT CTO catheter
Technology | November 16, 2012
November 16, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Avinger Inc....